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These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Leeds to Whitby service takes in historic York before crossing the North York Moors National Park A double-decker serving the North York Moors has been crowned the "most scenic" bus route in Britain.
The Coastliner runs from Leeds to the coastal town of Whitby. At the wheel, driver Adam Davis knows why: Every day is a joy. So I felt they deserved a little publicity to attract new passengers.
The runs four times a day, is completely commercial and run by Transdev. But it relies on subsidies in winter time and reimbursement by the local authority for the many users with a bus pass. Les and Janet use it to get to their caravan in Thornton-le-Dale: If we did not have the bus we would not get out because fuel is so dear.
Another even said her dog refuses to hop on any other bus. But as loved as it is, services like this one are under threat. Last year more than routes in England and Wales were reduced or completely withdrawn and now fewer than half of people living in villages have access to a bus service, according to the Campaign for Better Transport.
The campaign group says those cuts have continued this year too. Buses are a lifeline and must be preserved. Bus Users UK In another part of North Yorkshire, volunteers have stepped in to provide services between villages and across the National Park, where some local people feel abandoned.
Image caption The may be a popular rural route, but the service relies on subsidies during the winter "We take people where they want and they have to come first. So a prize that celebrates those services can only be a boost.Len Tingle. BBC Yorkshire-Regional Political Editor at BBC Yorkshire.
Specialist on screen senior reporter on business, industrial and economic topics BBC World & BBC Breakfast Journalist Title: BBC Yorkshire-Regional Political . A double-decker serving the North Yorkshire Moors has been named Britain's "most scenic" bus route.
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